Easter: The Celebration of Christ’s Resurrection

Easter is nearly here. Are you ready to celebrate? Easter… …the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. …the reason Christians gather for corporate worship on Sundays. A celebratory season full of joy. As with Christmas, Easter is both a day and a season. Unknown to many, Easter is actually a fifty-day season. (It seems fitting, doesn’t it,…

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Easter is nearly here. Are you ready to celebrate?

Easter…

…the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.

…the reason Christians gather for corporate worship on Sundays.

A celebratory season full of joy.

As with Christmas, Easter is both a day and a season. Unknown to many, Easter is actually a fifty-day season. (It seems fitting, doesn’t it, that Easter should last longer than Lent? That the feasting should exceed the fasting?)

During the season of Easter, we celebrate Christ risen, death defeated, sins forgiven, and evil overcome. Think about it. The reality of Easter really is incredible.

No wonder it needs a season. How could we possibly celebrate such an earth-shaking, mind-blowing, life-altering, cosmos-shattering event in a single day?

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.

Come, see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

As you prepare to celebrate the day and the season, plan things into your observance that will help you contemplate the amazing reality of the resurrection and feel the incredible joy and wonder of this earth-shattering event.

Resources for Celebrating Easter

Music

Cross-Centered Day Playlist – A YouTube Playlist

Art

Galatians 6:14a – 5×7 print

Galatians 6:14a poster

Luke 22:42 – 5×7 print

Luke 22:42 poster

1 Corinthians 15:3 – 5×7 print

1 Corinthians 15:3 poster

2 Corinthians 5:21 5×7 print

2 Corinthians 5:21 poster

Habakkuk 3:18 – 5×7 print

Habakkuk 3:18 poster

Poetry

Embraced

By John Piper

Your life! Your precious life for mine,

      O Christ, my Lord, my God, my Crown,

 No foe nor pow’r in Palestine,

      Took at their will. You laid it down.

 For silver sold, betrayed, for me,

      But not unwittingly. Untrue,

 This Judas kiss! And yet, when he

      Was chosen as your friend, you knew.

 O, bloody path! And in my place!

      You strode unwavering the way

 Of woe. To die you set your face,

      And none could hasten or delay.

 What awful aim! What cruel end!

      A scheme of suffering to span

 The ages for my sake! Dear Friend,

      You knew! Indeed, you formed the plan.

 My Lord, my ever-living King,

      I love you now, and would not waste

 One hour to love you more, but cling

      To you, who death and me embraced.

This Easter Sunday, this Easter season, How will you celebrate?

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Deborah Haddix

I am a child of God, wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, niece, and friend who loves nothing better than spending time with those I love.

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